Eight Airmen Killed in Afghanistan Shooting

The Air Force on Thursday confirmed that the eight US military personnel who died Wednesday in the shooting incident at Kabul International Airport were airmen. They were part of a NATO team training and advising the Afghan air force. “The...

Airman Killed in Afghanistan

An airman assigned to 11th Air Force at JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, died Wednesday in a gun attack by an Afghan air force officer on ISAF military personnel at Kabul Air Base. The Air Force has not yet released the airman’s...

Obama Wants Panetta for Pentagon, Petraeus at CIA

President Obama on Thursday is expected to nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta to be the next Defense Secretary and Army Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta’s post at the intelligence agency. Petraeus, the top US general in Afghanistan since last...

Nuclear Munitions Units Realigning

Air Force officials on Wednesday announced plans to transfer munitions squadrons responsible for nuclear mission support from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command in the next 12 months. The units were placed under AFMC at the...

SBIRS Satellite in Launch Fairing

Technicians have encapsulated GEO-1, the first Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, in its launch fairing in preparation for its scheduled launch into space next week, announced prime contractor Lockheed Martin. The launch is planned for May 6 from Cape...

Posthumous Medals of Honor for Korean War Soldiers

President Obama next Monday will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, Korean War soldiers. Both displayed conspicuous gallantry in combat that cost them their lives. When faced by an enemy with...

Processing Center Opens at Ramstein

Officials at Ramstein AB, Germany, have opened the Joint Mobility Processing Center and Installation Deployment Readiness Center. The new, state-of-the-art facility is designed to offer an efficient deployment process for airmen and soldiers of the Kaiserslautern Military Community. “It also...

Theater Security Unit Stands Up at Manas

Air Force officials at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, have established a Theater Security Cooperation Division to promote bilateral US-Kyrgyz relations through humanitarian assistance, military-to-military activities, and community partnerships. “The TSC will strive tirelessly to build bridges and uncover...

Space Course Opens Doors to Foreign Students

After about two years of preparatory work, the National Security Space Institute’s Space 200 course at Peterson AFB, Colo., is now open to students from Australia, Britain, and Canada. The course is NSSI’s mid-career course for space professional education. It’s...

Industry Partnership for Offering Predator B to Germany

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Germany’s RUAG Aerospace Services to offer the former’s Predator B multi-mission remotely piloted aircraft to the German military. “GA-ASI’s establishment of a working relationship...

World War I-era Documents Secret No More

The CIA said it has declassified the US government’s six oldest classified documents. Dating from 1917 and 1918, these documents describe secret writing techniques of that era. Agency officials believe they were the last remaining classified documents from the World...